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Chassis Plans ATXW-5520 Long Life Industrial Motherboard Features Dual Westmere Six-Core Processors and Intel(r) Trusted Execution Technology

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San Diego, CA - April 23, 2010 – Chassis Plans today offered rugged rackmount systems based on the ATXW-5520 long life industrial server board featuring two Westmere-EP six-core processors for up to twelve processing cores on one board. The ATXW-5520 is designed, manufactured and supported in the US for assured long life availability of 5 to 7 years and unsurpassed quality.

A wide variety of turnkey industrial and rugged military grade rackmount systems are offered by Chassis Plans with the ATXW-5520 as the installed motherboard. Systems offering high capacity RAID, rugged mil spec compliance, or custom tailored to the application requirements are available. Long life availability of 5 to 7 years makes systems with the ATXW-5520 ideal for lower total cost of ownership for multi-year military programs.

The board supports two Xeon 5600 series processors at 2.4GHz (higher supported when available) and offers twelve memory slots for up to 144GB of DDR3-1333 memory. The Westmere-EP processors also provide an Integrated Memory Controller (IMC) built in for direct system memory connections leading to a six-fold increase in effective memory bandwidth. Also supported is the Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) for up to 6.4Giga Transfers per second to the ICH10R chipset. These two features alone lead to exceptional system performance in compute intensive environments.

Of interest to the Intelligence Community is the integrated Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) to allow use in sensitive applications and secure networks. Formerly code named LaGrande Technology, TXT is a versatile set of hardware extensions to the Westmere processors and 5520 chipsets that enhance the platform with security capabilities such as measured launch and protected execution enabling an environment where applications can run within their own space, protected from all other software on the system.

The ATXW-5520 incorporates PCI Express 2.0 technology and the Intel 5520 chipset implementation supports direct connections to the motherboard’s PCI Express 2.0 option cards for optimum system data bandwidth.


* Quad and Six-Core, Intel Xeon Series 5600 Processors

* Intel 5520 Chipset with the Intel ICH10R

* Six, dual-channel DDR3-1333 memory interfaces

* Twelve, DDR3 DIMM slots (144GB max.)

* SSI-EEB Form Factor (12.0”/30.5cm x 13.0”/33.0cm)

* Trusted Computing support via TPM 1.2

* Three x8 PCI Express Gen 2 card slots (electrical)

* Two x4 PCI Express Gen 2 card slots (electrical)

* One x4 PCI Express Gen 1.1 card slot (electrical)

* One 32-bit/33MHz PCI card slot

* Four 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports

* Ten USB 2.0 interfaces

* Six SATA II 300 ports with locking connectors

* On-board SATA RAID support

* Graphic Processing Unit (GPU)

* PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard port

* Video Port

* Audio Port

* Serial communication interfaces

* Intel® QuickPath Interconnect

* Intel TurboBoost

* Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

* Intel VT, Intel VT-d and Intel TXT Support

Pricing and Availability

Pricing discounts and processor availability varies. Contact Chassis Plans for the latest information on configured systems. Additional information is available at[...] .

About Chassis Plans

Chassis Plans is a recognized leader in manufacturing fully configured turn-key military grade rackmount computer solutions for the industrial, rugged, and military markets. They manufacture 1U to 6U ATX and Single Board Computer systems tailored exactly to customer application requirements. They also manufacture a full line of industrial rack mount and panel mount LCD monitors and keyboard drawers.

Chassis Plans specializes in long-life product support offering unmatched in-house custom chassis design, long-life industrial motherboards and SBC's with strict revision control and material obsolescence management for trouble free program deployment. Key military customers include companies such as L3, Lockheed, and Northrop Grumman. Notable commercial customers include Siemens, Nikon, & General Electric. Chassis Plans' Systems are Engineered to Perform!® Please visit for more information or e-mail at


Media Contact:

David Lippincott

Chassis Plans

10123 Carroll Canyon Rd.

San Diego, CA 92131


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